Our story

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Established 08.08.08

In 2008, a wild and rugged stretch of coastline on the north-eastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island became home to one of the most sustainable wineries in the world. We opened the doors to our state-of-the-art, custom-built winery on 08.08.08, and became the first winery in the world to be Toitū carbonzero certified from inception. Seaview Vineyard, the home of Yealands Wines, was once a rugged, rolling stretch of pastoral land, that was thought to be too wild, windswept and undulating for growing grapes. Never being shy of a challenge we saw huge potential in this sensational coastal location. Today, Seaview Vineyard is one of the most dramatic and exciting vineyards in Marlborough, its folded landscape creating micro climates of growing conditions that provide thrilling variety across our varietals.

OUR FOUNDER

Peter Yealands

Our Founder Peter Yealands was known for his irrepressible imagination, coupled with an inexhaustible energy and an unswerving passion that propelled this third generation Marlborough lad through an incredible career of leading-edge innovation across the marine, forestry and viticulture industries. He entered into a well-earned retirement in 2018.

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Our Vision

From installing the largest solar panel array on our winery roof, to bailing and burning our vine prunings to heat our water, our vision is to push boundaries, think innovatively and to produce some of the most exceptional, and sustainable, wines around.

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Our Place

Discover Yealands Estate

Our winery systems work together to ensure we operate at the highest levels of efficiency and sustainability.

Vineyard

For years, the rolling Awatere Valley foothills were regarded as unsuitable for grape growing. Falling in love with the land, we thought differently.

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Winery

Discover inside our winery and meet our talented winemaking team.

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Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do and it's something that we work at every day.

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Come Visit

Take the White Road tour that winds through our breath-taking coastal vineyard, and discover the sustainability stories behind our award-winning wine range.

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